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Method and System to Define Scheduled Chats that Auto-Invite Users Over a Time Period

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032347D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-02

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Today's instant messaging systems allow individual users to initiate chat sessions person to person, or a person to multiple people. Having the ability to define a group representing a set of people and allowing a user to initiate a multi-user chat has also been described in previous disclosures and/or prior art. What does not exist today is the ability to define a scheduled chat that invites a set of users, and have the system invite them at the start time and more importantly anytime during the meeting if they happen to logon to the messaging system.